- Age: 79
- Interview Date: 7/20/1975
- Interviewer: Rosalyn L. Bone, University of Illinois at Springfield
- Interview Length: 63 minutes Sit Down Interview
- County: Mason
- Hal Ringland was born in Forest City, Illinois in 1896 and has spent most of his life on a farm. Hal recalls farm life, one room rural schools, the Great Depression, his part time job as a mail carrier and raising and trading horses.